Dear Makers of the Oh So Popular and Summertime Standby, aka Slip n' Slide,
I thought you should know something about your product.
You see, we have been purchasing Slip n' Slides for years now. Years, I tell ya! When the boys (who are now 10 and 12 years old, respectively) were little, I always bought the old fashioned kind, with one sliding surface and no fancy bells or whistles, no superhero gracing its surfaces, no clown waiting at the end in a gigantic blow up pool for them to slide into...just the basic model.
And they were fine with that.
In fact, they probably never even suspected that they had more choices. Ah, the days before the children actually paid attention to the products in the stores we frequent. Instead, they spent all of their time begging me for a chocolate bar or fighting over who got to ride on the bottom of the cart. Those were the days...
Anyway, this year I decided to go all out.
And I mean ALL.
I got the double (not the triple, I didn't want to go that far out) slide with the inflatable skim boards. The kids in the photo on the box looked like they were having a rollicking (does anyone ever say that anymore?) good time and looked to be about the ages of my boys, so it was the obvious choice. I knew Katie would love it too, because she is my danger girl.
Now, summer is half over in our neck of the woods. That Slip n' Slide has been used too many times to count. I, however, have never had the dubious honor of putting that thing away after a day of having children skim its surface and splash in the waters that collect in puddles in the low spots. Heck, even the dog has enjoyed this product, and for that I give you many, many kudos.
But can someone please tell me why there is no drain plug at the other end of the slide? The end that the hose does not attach to?
Have you ever tried to drain one of these things?
Good grief! I know I am not a rocket scientist, far from it. But whoever designed this product did not have this simple (but necessary) task in mind. Not at all. I gave up on trying to get it back into the box after it's first use, but still...you must get all the water out of it before folding it up and storing it somewhere (anywhere will do) while it is not in use.
Let's just say you owe me one large sized bottle of aloe vera to treat the sunburn I got while standing on my porch (not a cocktail in sight mind you) squeezing every last drop of water I could from the tiny holes of that Slip n' Slide. Every single drop.
In the future, could you please ask your product development team to fix this little oversight? Pretty please?
Just Another Mom Complaining About Summer Activities
PS - I like mine on the rocks. Thanks.